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Review: Dairy Milk Marvellous Creations Jelly Popping Candy

Dairy Milk Marvellous Creations Jelly Popping Candy
A regular-sized bar of Dairy Milk Marvellous Creations Jelly Popping Candy. What a strange and interesting chocolate bar.

It’s not every day you find a chocolate bar with “Carbon Dioxide” listed in the ingredients.

As Dairy Milk continues in their frantic mission to add just about everything imaginable into a chocolate bar – toffee bits, cookie dough, pretzel chunks, cashews, coconut, etc. – this Dairy Milk Marvellous Creations Jelly Popping Candy bar stood out as particularly oddball. It doesn’t explicitly tell you what’s inside it on the wrapper; you’re supposed to put the pieces together yourself, based on the name and illustration. My guess is jelly beans, Skittles, Smarties and Pop Rocks, all buried in a slab of milk chocolate. I bought it to verify this theory.

The Look: Old-time circus/carnival flair on the wrapper. Deliberately cryptic yet bold, like a barker enticing you to enter a sideshow tent. There are indeed chunks of candy embedded in the chocolate bar. It’s like someone dumped a corner of a candy store into a vat of chocolate, then made bars with it.

The Taste: Gummies, pop rocks, tiny candy-covered chocolate ovals and, of course, the milk chocolate that binds it all together. The mix of flavours in the first chunk tasted like a particularly chocolatey Big Turk bar that popped as it dissolved. Utterly strange, yet very entrancing.

Dairy Milk Marvellous Creations Jelly Popping Candy
See all the little bits of candy inside this Dairy Milk Marvellous Creations Jelly Popping Candy bar? It pops in the mouth as it dissolves, and little chewy chunks of gummy candy are an unexpected surprise.

RATINGS AND DETAILS

Cost: $1.26 for a 47-gram bar at Save-On-Foods in Edmonton, found on sale for $0.99.

Value for cash money: Good.

Availability: Limited.

Nutrition?: Per bar (47 grams): 240 calories, 12 grams of fat, 40 mg of sodium, 0 grams of fibre, 3 grams of protein.

The verdict: The best part of this chocolate bar isn’t the taste; it’s the fun factor. Several decades ago, a chocolate bar was a special treat. These days, chocolate bars are a relatively mundane, ordinary snack. This bar brings some of that child-like magic back.

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